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ASCO 2018 Rechallenge with bevacizumab in ovarian cancer

Dr. Sandro Pignata, oncologist and president of the Multicentre Italian Trial in Ovarian cancer (MITO) group, explains the results of the MITO 16b trial. This study evaluated whether the addition of bevacizumab to a platinum-based chemotherapy prolongs survival for recurrent ovarian cancer patients who had already received it during first line.

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E-learning: Quarterly Focus on Genitourinary Cancer | Prostate Cancer

Publications in peer-reviewed journals are a major source for keeping up with the latest developments in your field. However, you may not always have sufficient time to study (difficult) publications thoroughly and to determine the impact on your clinical practice. To support you, MEDtalks Oncology has developed a new program format: the Quarterly Focus. This innovative program brings an expert panel and authors of relevant, selected publications together to explain and discuss the new data. Two pivotal, international publications from the past few months will be clarified by one of the authors and will be thoroughly discussed by an expert panel including the author. The program will give you the possibility to gain more insight into the selected publications. The expert panel consist of: André Bergman MD, PhD, medical oncologist, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam Martijn Lolkema MD, PhD, medical oncologist, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam Niven Mehra MD, PhD, medical oncologist, Radboudumc, Nijmegen Program: Surveillance or Metastasis-Directed Therapy for Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer Recurrence: A Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter Phase II Trial J Clin Oncol 36, 2018 Speaker: Prof. Gert De Meerleer MD, PhD, radiation oncologist, UZ Leuven, Belgium Clinical Significance of Androgen Receptor Splice Variant-7 mRNA Detection in Circulating Tumor Cells of Men With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Treated With First- and Second-Line Abiraterone and Enzalutamide J Clin Oncol 35, 2017 Speaker: Jun Luo MD, PhD, cell and molecular biologist, Brady Urological Institute, US

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ASCO GU 2018: Renal Cell Carcinoma News Program

This year the ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium took place in San Francisco from February 8th - 10th. In this Renal Cell Carcinoma News Program, we focus on the highlights for RCC at this congress. Moderator Catherine Hood and a panel of international experts discuss the following topics: Adjuvant systemic therapy Cabozantinib in the first line treatment of metastatic RCC The NIVOREN trial that investigates nivolumab in a ‘real world setting’ Combination treatments with VEGF and PD1/PD-L1 inhibition Advances in treatment for papillary RCC Speakers: Prof. Joaquim Bellmunt, MD, medical oncologist, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, Boston Daniel George, MD, medical oncologist, Duke Cancer Center, Durham Jeanny Aragon-Ching, MD, medical oncologist, Inova Fairfax hospital, Fairfax Sumanta Pal, MD, medical oncologist, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte Moderator: Catherine Hood

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E-learning: Quarterly Focus on Hemato-Oncology | Highlights in AML 2018

Publications in peer-reviewed journals are a major source for keeping up with the latest developments in your field. However, you may not always have sufficient time to study (difficult) publications thoroughly and to determine the impact on your clinical practice. To support you, MEDtalks Hematology has developed a program format: the Quarterly Focus. This innovative program brings an expert panel and authors of relevant, selected publications together to explain and discuss the new data. Three high-impact, recent international publications on two main topics in AML will be clarified by one of the authors and will be thoroughly discussed by an expert panel including the author. The program will give you the possibility to gain more insight into the selected publications. During this live broadcast you will have the unique opportunity to interact with our expert panel and the authors and ask them your questions. The studio expert panel consists of: Prof. Gert Ossenkoppele, MD, PhD, hematologist, VUmc Amsterdam, The Netherlands Bas Wouters, MD, PhD, hematologist, ErasmusMC Rotterdam, The Netherlands Peter Valk, PhD, molecular biologist in hematology, ErasmusMC Rotterdam, The Netherlands Live video guests: Courtney Dinardo, MD, hemato-oncologist, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, US Eytan Stein, MD, hemato-oncologist, MSKCC, New York, US Prof. Christian Thiede MD, PhD, professor in molecular hematology, Universitätsklinikum Dresden, Germany

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E-learning: Quarterly Focus on Breast Cancer

Publications in peer-reviewed journals are a major source for keeping up with the latest developments in your field. However, you may not have always sufficient time to study (difficult) publications thoroughly and to determine the impact on your clinical practice. To support you, MEDtalks.eu/OncologyTV has developed a new program format, the 'Quarterly Focus', which brings together an expert panel and the authors of relevant, selected publications in an innovative way to explain and discuss the new data. Two pivotal, international publications from the past few months will be clarified by one of the authors and will be thoroughly discussed by an expert panel including the author. The program will give you the unique possibility to gain more insight into the selected publications and to interact with the expert panel and the authors. The expert panel consists of: Gabe Sonke, MD, Ph.D, medical oncologist, NKI-AVL Amsterdam, Netherlands Ester Siemerink, MD, Ph.D, medical oncologist, Ziekenhuis Groep Twente, Hengelo/Almelo, Netherlands Rianne Oosterkamp, MD, medical oncologist, Haaglanden Medisch Centrum, Den Haag, Netherlands Invited speakers: Prof. George Sledge, MD, medical oncologist Stanford University School of Medicine, California, US MONARCH 2: Abemaciclib in Combination With Fulvestrant in Women With HR+/HER2- Advanced Breast Cancer Who Had Progressed While Receiving Endocrine Therapy J Clin Oncol, 2017 Prof. Laura van 't Veer, molecular biologist UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, US Use of Molecular Tools to Identify Patients With Indolent Breast Cancers With Ultralow Risk Over 2 Decades JAMA Oncol, 2017

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ASCO GU 2018: PROs and HRQoL of LATITUDE

Dr. Kim Chi, medical oncologist at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver, summarizes the results of the LATITUDE trial and the recently published patient-reported outcomes and health-related quality of life.

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Pre WFH congress program

This summer, the World Federation of Hemophilia world congress takes place in Paris France as from 8 July. MEDtalks TV will be present to give you a daily update on all congress highlights by bringing you interviews with congress delegates and news bulletins hosted by Geoff Watts. Prophylaxis and Adherence Secondairy Prophylaxis Continuous Infusion The ADVANCE Workgroup Article: 'The Case for Wider Use of Recombinant Factor VIII Concentrates'

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September 6th: Quarterly Focus on Genitourinary Cancer | RCC

Publications in peer-reviewed journals are a major source for keeping up with the latest developments in your field. However, you may not always have sufficient time to study (difficult) publications thoroughly and to determine the impact on your clinical practice. To support you, MEDtalks Oncology has developed a new program format: the Quarterly Focus. This innovative program brings an expert panel and authors of relevant, selected publications together to explain and discuss the new data. In this second episode, two pivotal, international publications on Renal Cell Carcinoma from the past few months will be clarified by one of the authors and will be thoroughly discussed by an expert panel including the author. The program will give you the possibility to gain more insight into the selected publications. During the live broadcast on Thursday September 6th 8.30-9.30 PM CEST you have the unique opportunity to interact with our expert panel and the authors and ask them your questions. The expert panel consist of: Prof. John Haanen, MD, PhD, medical oncologist, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam Hans Westgeest, MD, medical oncologist, Amphia Ziekenhuis, Breda Astrid van der Veldt, MD, PhD, medical oncologist, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam Provisional program: Nivolumab plus Ipilimumab versus Sunitinib in Advanced Renal-Cell Carcinoma N Engl J Med 378, 2018 IMmotion151: A Randomized Phase III Study of Atezolizumab Plus Bevacizumab vs Sunitinib in Untreated Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (mRCC) J Clin Oncol 36, 2018 This program is editorially independent and is financially supported by Astellas, BMS, MSD and Roche.

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September 25th: Quarterly Focus: highlights in Hodgkin Lymphoma

Publications in peer-reviewed journals are a major source for keeping up with the latest developments in your field. However, you may not always have sufficient time to study (difficult) publications thoroughly and to determine the impact on your clinical practice. To support you, MEDtalks Hematology has developed a program format: the Quarterly Focus. This innovative program brings an expert panel and authors of relevant, selected publications together to explain and discuss the new data. On September 25th, two high-impact international publications on Hodgkin Lymphoma of the past year will be clarified by one of the authors and will be thoroughly discussed by an expert panel including the author. The program will give you the possibility to gain more insight into the selected publications. During this live broadcast you will have the unique opportunity to interact with our expert panel and the authors and ask them your questions. The expert panel consists of: Josée Zijlstra, MD, PhD, hematologist, VUmc Amsterdam Wouter Plattel, MD, PhD, hematologist, UMC Groningen Live video guests: HD18: Prof. Peter Borchmann, MD, PhD, hematologist, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany H10: Prof. Massimo Federico, MD, PhD, medical oncologist, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy